|Reyes – SS||0.95||-0.098|
|Bautista – RF||0.69||0.042|
|Encarnacion – 3B||0.72||-0.043|
|Lind – 1B||0.76||0.077|
|Cabrera – DH||0.68||0.149|
|Rasmus – CF||0.65||-0.085|
|Davis – LF||0.74||0.004|
|Thole – C||0.81||-0.035||Pitcher||pLI||WPA|
|Bonifacio – 2B||0.76||0.017||Dickey – SP||1.04||0.505|
Bests / Worsts of the game after the jump!
GBOOT: R.A. Dickey, 50.5%
Griffin: Jose Reyes, -9.8%
Impact At-Bat: Adam Lind Solo Home Run, Top 6, 13.8%
Impact Pitch: Matt Joyce GIDP, Bot 6, 7.1%
Highest Leverage AB: Melky Cabrera RBI Single, Top 4, 1.77
Highest Leverage Opp. AB: Ben Zobrist Flyout, Bot 7, 2.69
Lineup Contribution: 0.5%
Pitching Contribution: 50.5%
Average Leverage Index: 0.89
- R.A. Dickey’s line: 9.0ip, 2h, 6k, 1bb, 93 pitches, 16 swinging strikes, 88 game score, 2.05FIP.
- Roberto Hernandez’s line: 8.0ip, 6h, 2hr, 3er, 5k, 1bb, 118 pitches, 11 swinging strikes, 62 game score, 5.43FIP.
- R.A. Dickey!!! Needless to say, this was the start we’ve all been waiting for. A 2-hit gem in just 93 pitches for Dickey’s first career Maddux. Rays hitters were swinging and missing and looking foolish, and R.A. was hitting season highs in knuckler velocity. He was dominant and the knuckler was knuckling better than we’ve ever seen. The bullpen got the day off, as Dickey never looked close to coming out of the game.
- Even Evan Longoria was impressed.
- As you may have heard, Jose Reyes made his return to the Jays lineup. He went 0-for-4 at the plate but did make a few impressive defensive plays, showcasing his superb arm and a fully healthy ankle.
- The Jays opened the scoring in the 4th, after a Jose Bautista double. Melky Cabrera (DHing and batting 5th) cashed him in with a 2-out single.
- Adam Lind (11) hit a solo shot in the 6th and Edwin Encarnacion (22) made everyone’s favourite bird joke in the 9th to send Roberto Hernandez to the showers.
- 6 hits and a walk for the Jays, and they spread them around with only Reyes, Rasmus and Thole failing to reach base.
- 2 hours 10 minutes for an afternoon game featuring a great R.A. Dickey performance. A sportswriter’s dream. Quality time with the family and fancy words in the post game quotes for all!
- The (39-38) Jays avoid a sweep at the hands of the Rays, and now set off to Boston for a 4-game set against the division leading (47-33) Red Sox. The series begins tonight at 7:10pm EST
- The projected series opening matchup is Chien-Ming Wang (4.07FIP, 0.2fWAR) vs Jon Lester (4.31FIP, 1.2fWAR)